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For The Culture With Farajii: CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are relaxing social distancing recommendations for schools, now saying students can sit as close as 3 feet to each other in classrooms.

The new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, announced Friday, signal the agency’s turn away from the 6-foot distancing recommendation that had forced some schools to remove desks, stagger scheduling and take other steps to keep kids apart.

Farajii Muhammad and callers weigh in on the updated guidance for schools. 

Click below to hear the discussion. 

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For The Culture With Farajii: 3-19-21- Hour 2

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